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Were You Injured In A Drowsy Driving Accident in Houston, TX?

At Hollingsworth Law Firm, our Houston auto accident attorneys have the professional skills, tenacity, and legal expertise to take on the full range of drowsy driving accident claims. If you or your loved one was hurt in a collision caused by drowsy driving, we are here as a legal resource. To set up your free consultation with a top Texas car crash lawyer, contact our Houston office today.

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Drowsy Driving is Dangerous Driving

Drowsy driving is a serious public safety hazard, both in Texas and throughout the United States. It contributes to a significant number of crashes. According to a study cited by the National Safety Council (NSC), drowsy/fatigued driving is cited as a factor in approximately 325,000 motor vehicle collisions nationwide each year. Too many people underestimate the danger posed by drowsy driving. In many ways, it is comparable to driving under the influence of alcohol. Among other things, fatigue driving significantly impairs a driver’s reaction time, judgment, and focus. Despite advancements in vehicular safety, nothing compensates for an alert, attentive driver. It is imperative that all motorists in Houston recognize the dangers of drowsy driving.

Understanding Liability in Texas

Were you hurt in a drowsy driving crash in Houston, Harris County, or elsewhere in the region? You need to know how the claims process works. Here is an overview of Texas law for drowsy driving accident injury cases:

  • Liability Based on Negligence: Texas is an at-fault motor vehicle accident state. At its core, negligence implies a failure to exercise the degree of care that a reasonably prudent person would have exercised in a similar situation. When a driver gets behind the wheel while drowsy or fatigued and causes an accident, they can be held liable based on their negligent decision to drive without being in a condition to do so safely.
  • Comparative Negligence Matters: The concept of comparative negligence plays a crucial role in Texas personal injury claims, including drowsy driving accident claims. Under Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 33.001, an injured victim who is found to be partly at fault for the accident will have their compensation reduced. For example, if a drowsy driver is deemed 75% at fault and the other driver 25% at fault, the latter’s compensation will be reduced by that 25%.
  • Two Years to Bring a Claim: Under Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann § 16.003, drowsy driving accident injury claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. Explained another way, an injured victim has a two-year window from the date of the accident to initiate a lawsuit. Failing to file within this timeframe can result in the loss of the right to pursue compensation. Do not wait: Consult with a Houston auto accident attorney right away after a drowsy driving accident.

How Much Compensation Can You Recover in a Drowsy Driving Accident Claim?

It depends. In Texas, injured victims have the legal right to hold the at-fault party—including a negligent drowsy driver—legally liable for both economic and non-economic damages. That being said, defendants and their insurance companies can make it hard for people hurt in crashes to get justice. Our drowsy driving accident attorneys in Houston are devoted to helping victims and families maximize their compensation. A settlement may include:

  • Vehicle repairs or vehicle replacement;
  • Emergency medical treatment;
  • Hospital bills and medical costs;
  • Loss of wages and loss of earning power;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Disability/disfigurement; and
  • Wrongful death damages.

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Injured Victims Trust Our Drowsy Driving Accident Lawyer in Houston

Hurt in a drowsy driving crash in Southeast Texas? Our founding attorney Steve Hollingsworth is a trial-tested advocate with a commitment to protecting the rights and interests of victims and families. We know how to get results. When you reach out to our Houston law office, you will have an opportunity to consult with a Texas auto accident attorney who can:

  • Listen to what you have to say and answer questions about your drowsy driving case;
  • Investigate your drowsy driving accident—gathering evidence to prove fault and damages;
  • Represent you in any settlement negotiations with the insurance company; and
  • Craft a personalized strategy focused on helping you maximize your compensation.

Call Our Houston Drowsy Driving Attorney for a Free Consultation

At Hollingsworth Law Firm, our Houston drowsy driving accident lawyer is devoted to protecting the rights and interests of injured victims. Hurt in a crash caused by drowsy driving, we are here to help. Contact our Houston personal injury lawyers to set up your free, no-strings-attached initial consultation. With an office in Houston, we handle drowsy driving accident claims throughout Southeast Texas.

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